Definition of Genus attalea
1. Noun. Unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Arecaceae, Family Arecaceae, Family Palmaceae, Family Palmae, Palm Family, Palmaceae, Palmae
Member holonyms: Attalea Funifera, Bahia Coquilla, Bahia Piassava, Piassava Palm, Pissaba Palm
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Attalea
Literary usage of Genus attalea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1880)
"The species of the genus Attalea are all lofty trees, with large pinnate leaves, and yielding large clusters of nuts. ..."
2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1856)
"The genus Attalea is of great importance to European commerce—from one species is obtained the common Piassava of commerce, and the coquilla nut, ..."
3. Palm Trees of the Amazon and Their Uses. by Alfred Russel Wallace (1853)
"Genus ATTALEA, Humboldt. Flowers bracteate, male and female in the same spa- dix, and male in another spadix, on the same or on a different tree. ..."